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Next hand!!
Sept. 13, 2018
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I agree with all of yours, plus, N/S's that are too lazy to move their boards, asking E/W (or the director) to move them or sit and wait for the next table to come and get them. Also, Howell movements when the N/S pair fails to move the boards to the next lower table after the round.
Sept. 13, 2018
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Buddy, you are right, sorry. 6-3-2-2.
Sept. 13, 2018
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Buddy, we were playing a 2/1 system. Partner's hand was somewhat between 3 and 4 calls. AQJ10xxx, KQJ, xx, xx.
Sept. 12, 2018
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Pass. Pard heard what I had and did not care.
Sept. 6, 2018
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I do not see it as “mainly pre-emptive”, but looking for somewhere for us to play rather than sell out to 1m.
Sept. 6, 2018
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1S looks right to me. Why bypass a 4-card suit to bid another one? A lot of it comes from Flannery bidders when partner TENDS to not have 4 spades and some feel it is more useful to show another suit. Not playing Flannery it seems almost imperative to bid 1S.
Sept. 3, 2018
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Bridge players should be grateful to be able to play against the best players, not fearful. Can you play golf against Tiger Woods, tennis against Roger Federer, basketball against Lebron James? No, but pay your entry fee and you can try your hand against Meckstroth, Rodwell, Bergen or Hamman. To get better you have to play against better players.
If you do not want to play against better players, find a 499er game.
Sept. 3, 2018
Steve Tyer edited this comment Sept. 3, 2018
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If your system is beating me (not that you are better), maybe there is something wrong with MY system.
Sept. 2, 2018
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I have heard that many pairs have systems to handle insufficient bids, like here, but they are frowned upon. This is because you should not plan to take advantage of a law/rule violation but accept the correction provided by the law/rule.
Sept. 1, 2018
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Not clear, as West could have any number of clubs, from 0 to 4. If North has Ax of clubs we don't want a club shift.
Aug. 28, 2018
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Ian, I agree. With 6, East might well have passed 2NT, but with 7, clubs should certainly be considered. Less chance partner has 3-card support and can use the clubs in NT.
Aug. 27, 2018
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Sorry, should have put a pass in for North!! I am afraid if I try to correct hand now I will have to re-do the whole thing.
Aug. 27, 2018
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3 Spades was intended as a transfer to clubs, as it would have been over 1NT. Since 3NT cannot be a transfer to diamonds (has to be natural), we have since decided 3 spades is a relay to 4 clubs, which the bidder (East here) will pass or correct.
Aug. 27, 2018
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Re-posted as a multiple answer question - sorry
Aug. 27, 2018
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Agree. On a really bad day we may be too high already.
Aug. 27, 2018
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1. 3 Hearts
2. 4C, 4D, 4H, All pass

6 diamonds by South may not like a spade lead. 4 hearts may not like having to take 1 or 2 club ruffs. Either will need 1 or 2 spade finesses plus the heart hook.
Aug. 25, 2018
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To Ed, and Ian above, thinking 6 will be the normal contract, the other contracts were 3 in 7NT, 4 in 6NT and 1 in 4, in addition to our 6.
Aug. 22, 2018
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Great post Peg. Keep those young kids coming before the average ACBL age is 80.
Aug. 19, 2018
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For those that have asked separately, partner's hand was 9852,J863, 9, Q1032. Clubs honors were split, so 4 makes on a club guess.
Aug. 19, 2018
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